Monsanto met with contempt by media
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First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail.
As reported this comprehensive study will be conducted by scientist of the renowned Italian institute. The results of the pilot study show that glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters in rats, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the alteration of the intestinal microbiome, at the ‘safe’ level of 1.75 mg/kg/day set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Sustainable Pulse pointed out three epic fails by Monsanto
Usally Monsanto´s Public Relations department massively attacks scientists involved in a study that criticizes Monsanto´s weedkillers and practices and gains attention. This time Monsanto´s PR campaign against the Study was only met with contempt from journalists, politicians and the public in countries across Europe, says the news service.
Scott Partridge, Monsanto’s VP for global strategy told The Guardian: “The Ramazzini Institute is an activist organisation with an agenda that they have not disclosed as part of their crowdfunding efforts. They wish to support a ban on glyphosate and they have a long history of rendering opinions not supported by regulatory testing agencies.”
With this unqualified statement Monsanto has shown that they will struggle to attack this group of well-respected institutions like the University of Bologna (Faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Biostatistics) the Genoa Hospital San Martino, the Italian National Institute of Health, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, the George Washington University and the Ramazzini Institute.